Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Independent booksellers have slammed the heavy discounting of
new hardback titles by larger retailers as “pretty close to chaos” and
“enormously detrimental to authors” ahead of the release of Philip Pullman's
first Book of Dust novel (Penguin Random House Children's and David
Penguin Random House this weekend took to the streets of
central London to march in support of Pride, an annual event which this
year marked 50 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality